Millions of Americans live with serious illnesses. Stories about how people take action to get truth in treatment and live life on their own terms help empower others to gain control of their healthcare even when they are at their most vulnerable.
Oregon State Senator Frank L. Roberts
In 1987, Frank L. Roberts, then-State Senator and husband to former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. While undergoing radiation treatment, Frank suffered damage to his spinal cor...
Taking Control by Participating in Care
When side effects became unbearable, Allyne stopped treatment for Stage 4 lymphoma and a brain tumor, and prepared to die. Seven years later she manages her symptoms by working with her doctors to respect her choices.
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